Rett Nicolai


Instructor: Rett Nicolai, DPT, FAAOMPT

City, State: Seattle WA

Rett was born and raised in the bountiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. He received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science at Oregon State University. Rett graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Washington in 2006. He knew the power of manual therapy before he graduated and pursued the OGI Manual Therapy curriculums. Since then, he has continuously worked in outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy throughout his career. He currently works with post-professional Residents and Fellowship students in the clinic as well as maintaining a full case of patients. He is the clinic manager at the First Hill clinic for MTI Physical Therapy in Seattle, WA. He works with patients of all orthopedic conditions, but has special interest for cervical, headache, vestibular, desk jockeys, runners and kayakers as well as systemic inflammatory conditions intertwined around nutrition.

In his free time, Rett enjoys running, kayaking, snowshoeing, gardening, traveling to new places, cooking (and eating).

Highlights: Speaks: Spanish, German, French, Italian, and of course English

Experience: Board of Instructors for the Ola Grimsby Institute

Education/Certification:  PhD curriculum from OGI 2012. Fellowship in Manual Therapy form OGI 2008. Orthopedic Manual Therapist (OMT) from OGI 2007. Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Washington 2006.

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists; American Physical Therapy Association; Washington Physical Therapy Association; The Ola Grimsby Institute

Clinic Information: MTI Physical Therapy - First Hill, 506 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Courses Teaching at OGI: MT7 Soft Tissue; Continuing with apprenticeships for other MT courses.

Invited Speaker/Keynote: AAOMPT Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. Self-Mobilizations of the Hip with Belting Techniques. 2015

Invited speaker for an expert panel at Seattle University, Exercise Science Program; as well as hosting students for internship hours.

Consultant for MedBridge, Inc for continued development, expansion, and updating home exercises and patient education.

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